Big Fish Boxing Club was established in Agoura Hills in 2008. Instructed and owned by boxing and fitness professional Adam Fish, the fitness class along Canwood Street incorporates high intensity boxing, flexibility, core training, endurance and proper technique.
The 3500-square-foot boxing facility is equipped with two professional boxing rings, heavy bags for strength, speed bags for accuracy and a plethora of weights, jump ropes, head gear and gloves catering to the novice as well as the experienced professional.
As the bell sounds for the first exercise, Adam Fish instructs his five students to securely tape their hands to ensure stability while executing punch combinations. The intense warm-up consists of jump-roping, core drills, anaerobic cardio, followed by dynamic stretching, burning from 500 to 800 calories.
After a very challenging warm-up, instructors Fish and Shawn "Spider" Walker split the class into two groups.
One group straps on the boxing gloves and protective head gear, preparing to "shadowbox" with instructor Walker, while the other group prepares to engage in one-on-one form and technique drills with Fish. With very detailed, thorough instruction and hands on training, both groups are intensely critiqued on endurance, speed, technique, precision and strength.
Using safe, practical and efficient training, Walker uses the technique "shadowboxing," a form of non-contact boxing to increase the heart rate, to build fast twitch muscle, accelerate caloric output, strengthen core stability in these five students.
Though in a shoulder sling recovering from a prior injury, enthusiastic fitness professional Fish works diligently with each student in the alternate group. His personalized technique involves unrelenting core drills, spanning focused coordination, full contact, and speed bag combinations.
After 45 minutes in each segment, the bell sounds and each group rotates continuing to execute the fitness boxing regiment. As both groups complete the training cycles, they are given a short break to hydrate and then engage in semi-full-contact sparing in full-safety gear.
Already having burned over 1500 calories, each participant is coached by Fish and Walker, simulating a full-contact boxing match. As each member steps into the ring, both instructors are very meticulous and detailed in instruction and are persistent in coaching their pupils on proper form and technique.
Fusing boxing with resistance training, Big Fish Boxing Club provides a very professional setting to accomplish designated fitness goals, proper technique, while maximizing fat-burning potential. This course provides a stable foundation for physical and mental success for all ages.